Error running ssh windows binary in cygwin

ravi r ravi480000@gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 22:30:00 GMT 2020


Downloading windows git binary from
       https://git-scm.com/download/win
                          Git-2.25.0-64-bit.exe
and running the contained
       Git/usr/bin/ssh.exe
in a cygwin terminal gives this error
      0 [main] ssh (20916) C:\cygwin64\usr\local\git\usr\bin\ssh.exe: *** fatal
      error - cygheap base mismatch detected - 0x18033F408/0x180317408.
      This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of
the cygwin DLL.
      Search for cygwin1.dll using the Windows Start->Find/Search facility
      and delete all but the most recent version.  The most recent
version *should*
      reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is the drive on which you have
      installed the cygwin distribution.  Rebooting is also suggested if you
      are unable to find another cygwin DLL.

Following directions mentioned in above error message, when I search for
     cygwin1.dll
I find two matches
    c:\cygwin64\bin
    and
    c:\cygwin64\usr\i686-pc-cygwin\sys-root\usr\bin

Went ahead and deleted
    c:\cygwin64\usr\i686-pc-cygwin\sys-root\usr\bin\cygwin1.dll
opened a new cygwin terminal and the error from ssh.exe would not go away.

I know there is a version of git available through cygwin install as
well which does not
have these errors. The git.exe which got installed from windows binary
does not have
any error in starting up. It is the ssh.exe which comes along with it
which has the problem.

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